Library and Classroom Building
Cate School

Adaptive re-use of Cate School’s historic dining hall into the Inquiry Collaborative – an academic hub that compliments the dynamic inquiry-based education program at Cate. The 16,000 Sf, two-story building features media and technology studios, classrooms, study pods, offices, a double-height terraced reading/lecture space, and the school’s library collection. The design sensitively revitalizes key historic spaces in the building including the McIntosh Room while creating bright and airy learning spaces with stunning ocean views. Refreshed patio and garden spaces for study and gathering expand upon campus-wide amenities for learning outdoors.

  • Location

    Carpinteria, CA

  • Services

    Architecture, Interiors, Master Plan

  • In Progress

    Construction Completion Anticipated Summer 2024

Blackbird Team | Ken Radtkey, Adam Sharkey, Stefan Farmazon, Alayna Fraser, Alisa Oberjuerge, Ambikesh Mishra, James Kyle, Liqiang Huang, Ray Twyford
Landscape Architect | VAI Van Atta Associates Inc.
Irrigation Design | I.S.C. Group
Civil Engineer | Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc.
Structural Engineer | John A. Martin & Associates
Electrical Engineer & Lighting Design | Alan Noelle Engineering
Mechanical, Plumbing and T-24 Engineering | Mechanical Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Fire Protection Engineering | Schram FPE
Planning Consultant | Suzanne Elledge Planning & Permitting Services, Inc.
Acoustician | Rothermel Associates
General Contractor and Owner Representative | Hartigan/Foley General Building Contractors, Inc.